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with his estranged father. he said i wanted to use the attention from the game to try to see him, ask him a couple questions. i just wanted to see who he is, what he looks like. sadly, that is not going to happen. the family recently learned that his father passed away, but he persevered on and off the field. this is a kid, after all, who walked ten miles to his first high school football tryout. concussions and off field violence have often overshadowed play, that's why it's so refreshing to hear about a player like stephon tuitt. we celebrate the men and women who rise to the top of sports and do so with personal integrity and don't sacrifice their academic. that's what it's supposed to be about, not just cheering as a bunch of people injure each other on the field for all of ourb superficial entertainment. thanks so much for watching. "anderson cooper 360" starts right now.
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erin, thanks. good evening, everyone. we begin tonight keeping them honest with new information that goes straight to a key question in the rape in steubenville, ohio. was the young woman in the picture as drunk and incapacitated as the photograph would suggest. was she unconscious when two football players allegedly assaulted her in late august. we covered this la week when a teen who may have witnessed the rape was seen joking about the incident. watch. >> what if that was your daughter? >> but it isn't. >> what if it was? >> if that was my daughter, i wouldn't care. i would let her be dead. >> listen to yourself. >> i listen to myself fine. >> in about ten years, i'm going to go back. >> ten years, my daughter's going to be getting raped and dead in ten years. >> back to the picture, was the alleged victim in control of her
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senses? could she consent to any kind of sexual intercourse? was the seem, like one of the defense lawyers is suggesting. >> that photograph, what do you make of it, that we have seen of some young people, appear to be two teenagers, carrying out this young lady. she appears to be limp, being carried out by her arms and legs? >> it does. the photograph frankly looks heinous when you look at it. i have been told from at least one witness that we are prepared to call that that scene was staged. that she was actually -- she was actually conscious at the time. so we're going to have to wait for trial to see what happens. >> is your client in that photograph? >> i can't confirm or deny that. >> he says she's got a witness and that the girl was conscious. today, though, the ohio attorney general's office put out a whole lot of testimony from three witnesses, one of whom disputes she was conscious. we'll have more on that in a
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moment. that testimony was found within nearly 300 pages worth from a probable cause hearing that was held back in october. first, the 17-year-old who was in the car with the two defendants, trent mays and malik richmond as well as the accuser. here is his description of her physical state before leaving the second of three parties for a third party. question, and what, if anything, dedid you notice about her behavior? he answers, she was very drunk. how do you know that? just like the way she -- she wasn't like fully capable of walking on her own. and another question, what made you think she wasn't fully capable of walking? >> she was stumbling and we had to help her. >> who was we? well, trent and malik helped her. he said on the way to the car, the woman vomited and she ended up in the car with mays and richmond. at that point, according to this witness, mays began performing a sexual act on her while he, the witness, says was -- the witness
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says he was videotaping it on his cell phone. the prosecutor then asked him what the accuser was doing. answer, she was just sitting there not really doing anything. the prosecutor asked, was she making any noise? she was, she was kind of talking but i couldn't make out the words she was saying. again, all of this allegedly took place on the ride from the second to the third party that night where malik richmond allegedly raped the young woman, and again, this wince, the driver, said she was very drunk back at the second party. something another witness corroborates, calling her, quote, out of it, end quote. he goes on to say, it looks like the accuser was trying to go to sleep. he then described house the two defenders got her to the car. he said trent was holding her by the hands and malik was holding her by the feet. then a question, how did they get out of the basement that way? they just -- they carried her out through the door out into the street. the testimony that you just heard, it sounds like an exact description of that photo. and the photo that has now
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become so notorious of a seemingly unconscious woman being carried by the two defendants. we do not know, however, if this was indeed what the witness was referring to. the same witness went on to say he later saw the second defendant, malik richmond, perform a sexual act on the defendant. he said at no time did she speak, utter a sound, or move any part of her body. in all, three witnesses testified and were cross-examined by the defending attorney. neither attorney denied their client had sex with the accuser, only that it was nonconsensual. we should mention the two defense attorneys were unable to come on the program tonight. they'll be with us, though, tomorrow night. more on the post of the pictures and videos that have shocked the nation and is tearing this town apart. gary tuchman got an interview with the group, anonymous. here's a look at what makes this
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shadowing group tick. >> we want justice! >> hundreds of people over the weekend gathering in downtown steubenville, ohio. >> the world is watching? >> emphasizing the world is watching, they want everyone to know they think the steubenville high school football culture is not worthy of more protection than a teenage rape victim. in the crowd, masks, the masks of anonymous. the increasingly well known internet counter culture collective. and a handful of bystanders they believe did nothing do do it. this is one of the people at the forefront of the attack campaign. he goes by the initials ky. >> we're not really the judge nor the jury, but it's fair to say we are the executioner. like i say, they incriminated themselves by posting that information online. they took part in criminal activities. if you think they're guilty, it's because your conscious is
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telling them they're guilty. >> you're saying you're the executioner. i'm saying in this country, a jury or a judge needs to say you're guilty. you're already saying that, aren't you? >> i already am saying it. like i said, they incriminated themselves. a jury of their peers is what they're entitled to. are we not their peers? >> this is some of what ky is referring to. a picture of the two rape suspects carrying the victim is spread all over the internet after it was posted by anonymous, and so is this video of a former high school football player and others making jokes about the girl. >> what if that was your daughter? >> if that was my daughter, i wouldn't care. i would let her be dead. >> while two steubenville high school players have been charged with rape, anonymous has posted names on the internet of many other members of the team, many of whom they say saw the crime that night.
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andy skand gino play football f the steubenville big red. he said he wasn't at the party and witnessed anything, but those who follow anonymous assume he was involved. >> they put my name out there saying i was involved in this cay, that i'm one of the ring leaders, and i wasn't even there. >> he said he's not getting death threats. >> they send me a picture and it has a bullet, and one is out and says this one is for eddie. >> they double down by saying this. >> we believe that multiple people have participated in the rape other than the two that were charged. >> both football players are outraged by anonymous' posting of names. saying they feel attacked by outsiders because of the team they play for, but they have different opinions about the allegation of rape against their teammates. we asked atkins if they felt they were guilty? >> no, not at all. >> but wilkin is more
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circumspect. >> if they're found guilty, they need to serve prison time. if they're found innocent, they need to be let go. >> all that's necessary for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. >> like it or not, anonymous is staying on the court. >> gary joins us. we learned last week that lawyers of the victims said the victim sent a text saying she wasn't raped or to one of the people saying, i know you didn't rape me. i understand you asked anonymous about that. >> that's right, the masked man, ky anonymous tells us he's uncovered tweets that indicate the alleged victim lost her phone right after that evening. so he is saying that it's very possible that if such a text does exist, someone else sent it using her telephone. >> interesting. gaiy, appreciate it. joining us now is mark geragos. a look at how the criminal justice system works and sometimes doesn't. and jeffrey toobin has written the definitive history called
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"the oath" which is out now. there's anonymous and then the case. let's talk about anonymous first. is that illegal, what they have done? >> it's hard to know exactly what they have done. it is illegal to hack into other people's accounts. so potentially, what they did was illegal. the interesting, then, law enforcement challenge is what do you do with this information that's come to light? some of it clearly is inadmissible or irrelevant like that idiot who is talking about his daughter. i mean, he doesn't appear to have been involved in this. he was just someone from steubenville talking about it. he is apparently dropped out of ohio state and has expressed regret about what he said. but the social media stuff involving the alleged defendants, the actual defendants and other witnesses, that's potentially very relevant and it's important that prosecutors see all that's out there. >> mark, could this in some way
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impact the case? the fact that you have, you know, outsiders on social media who say they're executioners, putting some of this out. could that impact the way the trial plays out? >> absolutely. i think you're probably seeing the defense lawyers moving to change venue. saying they can't get a fair trial there. >> one has already done that. >> and there's an interesting tension because you've got on one hand, you've got anonymous and these people trying to uncover what they think is corruption, which, you know, a lot of people would think is admirable. at the same time, they have kind of jumped, as gary says, they fast forwards past the judge and jury to executioner or punishment, which is disturbing. it really is kind of a microcosm of the problems that you have in this internet age when it comes to criminal trials. i mean, it's astonishing for a number of reasons. >> what makes this even more complicated is at the moment, anyway, it's a juvenile trial. it's no jury, just a judge. i think a change of venue is
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unlikely. when you talk about changes of venue, you're talking about the jury pool, and there is no jury pool in this case. the other issue is will the trial even be public? if this was an adult trial, it couldn't be closed to the public. the supreme court has said you can't have crimical trials in secret. that's thougnot true in juvenil cases. the judge could seal the croom in this case. >> the issue of consent seems like it's going to be critical, whether she could have given consent, whether she was in a place to, or the defense attorney claiming she could. does the law define consent specifically? >> it is generally a jury issue. juries are expected to understand what the word consent means and make a judgment. here you won't have a jury, you'll have a judge, but it's a factual question. the judge will hear all of the evidence, and obviously, the most important thing to do here is get all the evidence. people who were really there, get their testimony. obviously get the alleged victim's testimony. it's just a question, a question of fact.
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and the judge will decide it. >> now the sworn testimony that was basically released today, one person saying he witnessed a sexual assault in the back seat of the car, that it was possibly videotaped, she was saying something, he couldn't hear what she was saying, sort of under her breath or mumbling, and another alleged assault witness in which she wasn't moving, wasn't saying anything at all. what do you make of that in terms of consent? >> that's an interesting kind of fact that they're going to have to deal with. the mumbling, and i can't hear what they said or what she said is going to be important because the defendant at that point might be able to supply exactly what was happening and what was being said. part of the other problem with this is, sometimes if you are so loaded, if you're so under the influence that you can't give consent, that can also be an issue as well. >> so her alcohol, the level of her alcohol content then becomes
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critical. >> if it was even taken. in fact, my understanding is that the reporting was not so quick that they could take an alcohol test that would be meaningful. because you need to do that pretty much right away. >> there is none, so it could boil -- could it boil down to a he said she said? >> absolutely. the case where consent is the defense almost always come down to he said/she said. >> and in this case, he said and she said and he said, multiple. >> and other people talking about it on social media, which -- the people, the witnesses may have said things later on social media which they can be impeached with or can be corroborated with. that's where social media becomes very important. >> right, and the social media here, that tweet, if it in fact exists, where she is saying stuff right after the fact, if that was her and it was her phone and she was the one who was tweeting it, is going to become essential to this. >> and the circumstances under which that photograph was taken,
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whether or not it was staged as one defense attorney claims, what it means or what a lot of people might see it as, which is them carrying someone who is passed out. >> that's a critical issue, and you have to get the testimony of the people there. who took the photo, there are three people in the photo, but there appear to be people in the background. get their testimony. that is old fashioned detective work and it has to be done. >> mark, jeff, thanks. let us know what you think. talk about it on twitter right now, @andersoncooper. >> a lot including, including the first shots over chuck hagel, controversial choice among some groups, for some in the jewish community, others in the gay community. plenty of republicans are going to lay out the case for him. also a strong case for him. we'll have that debate ahead. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime.
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raw politics now and a war of words breaking out over president obama's pick for secretary of defense. he's chuck hagel. >> chuck knows war is not a distraction. he understands that sending young americans to fight and bleed in the dirt and mud,
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that's something we only do when it's absolutely necessary. my frame of reference, he has said, is geared towards the guy at the bottom who is doing the fighting and the dying. >> senator hagel, though, may not have an easy confirmation. here is the reaction today from senator john mccain, a one-time political ally who once considered hagel as a running mate. i have serious concerns about the positions senator hagel has taken on a range of critical issues in recent years which we will fully consider in the course of the confirmation process. he's talking about iran, his willingness to consider cuts to the budget, and perhaps his pro -pro pro-israel support. >> i'm a united states senator, not an israeli senator, but my
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first interest, i take an oath of office to the constitution. >> lindsey graham said his former colleague would, quote, be the most antagonistic secretary of defense toward israel in the nation's history. mr. hagel hotly disputes that, he has many defenders including those in the jewish community. hagel has apologized for the tone of his opposition in 1998 to an openly gay ambassadorial candidate. he called him openly, aggressively gay, and nowinsens. joining me now are margaret and peter. margaret, full disclosure, you helped start a group which is now opposed to senator hagel's nomination. what are your problems with him? >> well, which i'm actually not involved with anymore, but i understand the perspective of them. there are a lot of folks who have concerns about some of the things hagel has said in the past and that's why we'll have a
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full -- >> specifically about israel? >> specifically about israel, specifically about iran. it's not just what he said. he's got a very long voting record of not taking voting positions or signing letters that suggest a stalwart supporter of israel. >> but he has voted for tens of millions of dollars in foreign aid to israel. >> he's not a neo isolationist, by any means. >> one he talked about israel lobby, that a lot of people are scared about it on capitol hill, and the quote you heard where he said i'm a u.s. senator, not an israeli senator. >> i think it goes far beyond those two comments. i think there's a history of voting against sanctions, against some of our greatest enemies, and israel's greatest enemies including iran, syria, some of those folks in the middle east who are tough players. i think there's a question about whether chuck hagel's approach to the middle east is one that folks more on the right side of the aisle will agree with. >> he turned against the war in iraq, basically, although his
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criticism of it was pretty, actually, pretty good. >> he wasn't even for the war in iraq, but then he voted for it. >> peter, what do you make of it? >> the irony is chuck hagel's skepticism about the military efficacy of military action against iran is very, very similar to what we're hearing from the national security establishment in israel. chuck hagel's view, which is that war once launched with iran could have unpredictable consequences and may not be effective is the same thing said by israeli generals. >> the same thing he said about iraq. >> this is chuck hagel's real stand, i think, from the respect of people like lindsey graham and john mccain. he has learned lessons from iraq and afghanistan, these two disastrous wars that are cost us so much that he's putting into action in his thinking about iran, that is exactly what the contemporary leaders of the republican party refuse to do. >> he was critical of bill
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kristol when he was saying there could be civil war, and he was saying there's not going to be civil war. that will never hap in in iraq. >> but he ended up voting to go to war in iraq. that didn't manifest itself as consistency in his voting record. >> and at a point where iraq was going quite badly, he had an opportunity to support the surge and chose not to. that, i think, shows a real question in judgment. the surge -- >> go ahead. >> you're saying that his being wrong on the surge raises questions of judgment. but for lindsey graham and john mccain and bill kristol and all of these people who were supportive of the iraq war and haven't changed their view one iota, we should take their judgment about chuck hagel? >> and how much of this is about republican politics, he didn't support john mccain. a lot of republicans question whether he's really republican. >> i think on foreign policy, he
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clearly differs from republicans on foreign policy. but if he defines himself as a republican, he will get a nomination, but clearly that's not the case. there are other things, refusing to designate hezbollah as a terrorist organization, something that 88 senators signed a letter on. he was one of 12 who refused to sign. there are multiple positions like that which the american public will get to see, the senate will get to ask him questions about, and there are left-wing groups that are against him. fisthis is a time where the military is reintegrating, they're getting rid of don't ask don't tell. >> he has said that his apology is enough. are there really going to be a bunch of republican senators attacking him for his position on gays. >> did anyone seriously think the obama administration because it has chuck hagel there is not
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committed -- >> chuck schumer has been very, very tepid in his support for him. >> because chuck schumer, on these types of middle east questions, is closer to lindsay graham and john mccain than he is to in many ways to barack obama. >> many senators, democrats and republicans, are further away than chuck hagel than many senators are. >> how many people agree with your point of view is not the judge of your point of view's validity. many people were wrong about critical decisions. this is what frustrates me when people say chuck hagel is out of the mainstream. the people in congress who had the good sense to raise questions about the iraq war were right. >> and to have a guy who doesn't seem beholden to a particular party, he seems to be open to ideas as opposed to kind of party loyalty, which is more like most americans are. >> i think that's what president obama is going for. look, he's a republican.
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i'll have a diverse cabinet in terms of party affiliation. the question is his world view. >> you think he'll get the nomination? >> he was in favor of bashar al ase asead. >> because he was willing to support negotiations doesn't mean he was for him. >> vogue magazine was for him and his wife. >> vogue magazine is not making foreign policy decisions in the u.s. senate. >> thank goodness. do you think he'll pass? >> i think it's premature to decide. we have to have the confirmation hearings. >> we're already finding a lot of the large organizations, they're not going to fight that aggressively. >> tonight, a clearer picture just how bad the flu season is turning out to be and could get much worse. if you haven't had your flu shot, you might want to listen to this. dr. saunjay gupta joining me ahead. me
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flu season is hitting early and hitting hard. government health officials say the number of people seeking treatment for flu has spiked over the month. 41 states are now reporting w e widespread cases. keep in mind, the flu typically kills as many as 50,000 people every year in the united states. our chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta joins us now. i didn't realize it kills that many people. it certainly seems worse than last year. is it in fact worse than it was in recent years? >> looking at this point in time and how the season has transpired so far, it is worse than last year. last year was considered a relatively mild season. but this is probably as bad as we have seen in ten years. the question a lot of people are
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asking is, is it going to stay bad throughout the entire flu season or is this just an earlier peak? is it going to peak earlier and go down and be a normal length flu season? we don't know the answer to that yet. >> how does someone know if they have the flu versus a regular cold? >> it's funny because you and i have both experienced this, i know. the thing with the flu is the symptoms are going to be more severe, but i think it's more than that. when you thin about the sore throat, the headache, the chest tightness, the muscle aches, usually with the flu, it comes on all at once. you may be feeling fine on tuesday. by wednesday, everything sort of hits you. that's much more likely to be the flu. whereas with a cold, you can get any of those symptoms i described. they come and go, some overlap a little bit, but not a big push, and the flu is longer, about seven days on average. >> i got sick with the flu in afghanistan. i think i caught it from you and you claimed i wasn't sick or
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something. what was that? it was like -- >> that was swine flu. >> swine flu, that's right. i had swine flu. you're like, no, i think you're fine. >> it did seem a little out of context. we were in afghanistan covering the conflict over there and you came to me looking pretty terrible. i didn't think at that point swine flu had made its way to that part of the world. >> yeah, it had. >> i know, look, if it makes you feel any better, i'm not sure it will, i was right there with you. >> you were worse off than i was. you were smart enough to get an iv drip, as i recall. >> as you recall. >> what about the flu shot? i only got a flu shot last year for the first time in my life. do they work? i have heard you can still get the flu even if you get a flu shot? >> they do work. i do encourage people to get a flu shot. i know there's a lot of people watching who say it doesn't work. it even made me sick. it doesn't work every time. this year, they're saying about
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60% effectiveness. not 100%. but it's better than nothing, and there's something else i want to point out as well. a lot of people say they get the flu shot and that makes them get the flu. a couple things to keep in mind. it takes about two weeks after you get the flu shot to have immunity. it's not going to protect you right away. and the other thing, and this is really interesting, anderson, when you get a flu shot, you're getting a dead virus so it can't give you the flu, but what it's doing is activating your immune system. that's what it's supposed to do. it's teaching your immune system to recognize that as a problem so when it sees it again it attacks it. when your immune system is ramped up like that, you feel kind of cruddy. it's not that you have the flu. it's that the flu shot is doing its job. >> i haven't gotten my yet, but i will. thank you. >> let's check on some of the other stories we're following now. isha is here with a 360 bulletin. >> secretary of state hillary clinton went back to work today after being sidelined for weeks by a series of health issues
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including a blood clot. she met with some of her senior staff and got a warm welcome back. she also got gifts, including a football jersey with the number 112 for the number of countries she's visited since taking the job. a spokesman says former president george h.w. bush is on the mend and watching football, but didn't say when he might go home from a houston hospital. he was admitted more than a month ago. in an interview, prince charles got personal, saying he wants to leave the world a better place for his first grandchild, expected later this year. he also talked about what it's like having a son, prince harry, deployed in afghanistan. >> if you are a parent or a relati relation, or someone is away like that in these incredibly dangerous and challenging things, i know you worry all the time. certainly every night, i worry.
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and you know, he loves doing what he's doing. he's brilliant at it. >> surprisingly candid prince charles there. >> very sweet. he's a dad. isha, i have heard some great news. you have become engaged, correct? >> i am engaged. >> congratulations. when did this occur? >> i can't believe this is happening, that you're doing this to me. it happened on saturday night in front of lots of friends. >> how did it happen? no, i'm just kidding. that's great. >> yes, thank you. thank you very, very much. we are engaged and getting married in a couple months. >> wow, that's very exciting. >> hope to see you on the dance floor, coop. >> i await the invitation. >> it's on its way to you and the 360 family. >> thanks very much. still ahead, an unbelievable crime that we want you to know about, you should know about, and there's outrage over it. a sexual attack on a bus by
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the horrific rape case that has sparked protest in india and all over moved closer to trial. the picture of the five suspects in the van was the only video from today. that's because there was so much chaos inside the courtroom, that a magistrate sealed the proceedings off. she also slapped a gag order on reporters. first, the rage of this attack is unleashed. reporters talk about, and it's really extraordinary, the reaction. you have to keep in mind rape is very common in india. in 2011, there were more than 24,000 reported rapes.
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that's one rape every 22 minutes. those are only reported cases. experts say many more cases go unreported. the typical response, though, by authorities is actually to turn a blind eye or even blame the victim. not this time, apparently. here is randi kaye. >> reporter: we don't know her name, but we know her story inspired this, outrage. on december 16th, that 23-year-old student returning home from a movie with a friend was savagely attacked on a moving bus. she was raped so violently with an iron rod, her intestines were destroyed. six men, including the bus driver, are charged with murder, rape, armed robbery, and kidnapping. the rape lasted more than an hour before the woman and her friend were thrown from the bus. her attackers reportedly tried to run her over before leaving her in the street to die. but the young woman was a fighter. her will to live elevated her to martyrdom and thousands took to
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the streets. for weeks now, they have demanded justice in her honor. she survived the attack long enough to give police a statement, but her brain injury and organ failure proved too much. she died 13 days later. when the victim died, there were vigils, those mourning her know all too well it just as easily could have been them on that bus. >> there are children in the city that go by bus, somebody is touching you, coming close to you. this is absolutely the mentality there. you look at a woman's body as an object of sex and you want to use, abuse. >> they literally rape you with their eyes. >> reporter: that sentiment, that women simply don't have a voice here, then turned to anger. police turned water cannons and tear gas on a crowd of protesters that got out of control. there were peaceful protests, too, though. hundreds of women marched
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silentlydelhi, calling for grea protection. sonia faleiro lived in india for more than two decades. she says the protests are telling. >> it means contrary to what we may have thought and what people certainly think, we are not a society that has become numb to this kind of behavior. we are a society that has allowed it to go on for too long. we are a society that has clearly tolerated it for too long, but we are not a society that is willing to allow it to continue. >> reporter: a sentiment echoed by india's prime minister. >> i assure you that we will make all possible efforts to insure security and safety of women in this country. >> reporter: officials are hoping to assuage the anger with a series of changes. more police night patrols, the
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banding of buses with tinted windows and curtains, but sonia said it will take more than that. she said people don't trust the police who often blame the rape vim for the attack. >> i think it's a result of the misogynistic cu iic culture whe blame the victim for the crime inflicted on her. >> in fact, last week, a rape victim, just 17, swallowed poison to commit suicide, after police say her family suggested she she recant her story, even marry her attacker. sonia said that's not uncommon. in the bus attack, the men who were caught face the death penalty. authorities are still testing the bone marrow of one suspect determined a minor to determine if he should be charged as a juvenile or an adult. the victim's father is demanding justice. >> the death penalty is
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compulsory for a crime so grave. the assailants must be hanged. the courts must give these men the death penalty. >> reporter: randi kaye, cnn, atlanta. >> i'm joined now, you were at the courthouse when the suspects were brought in. what happened? >> anderson, the five suspects charged with the murder and rape of that medical student were brought into court today. basically, so that the charges against them could be read out to them. now, the court did announce that this would be an in-camera proceeding from now on. what that means is that the public and the media will have no access to that court proceedings from now onward. and even if the media were to get information from elsewhere on the court proceedings, they would not be able to report on that. i should point out this is actually standard practice in rape cases in india, and that's presumably because rape victims do not want the public and the media around. but also there was a bit of a ruckus right before the suspects
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were brought in. some of those lawyers there yelling at other lawyers, their leagues, saying, quote, you cannot defend those barbarians. >> it's also going to be what is called a fast-track court. what does that mean, just that it's going to happen quicker than it otherwise would? >> what it means is the court will be hearing on this case every single working case from now onward until some sort of verdict has been reached. this was exclusively set up because of the brutal gang rape and the massive public outrage that followed, anderson. >> also, the victim's friend who was with her at the time of the attack was attacked as well. he made statements for the first time over the weekend, and blamed everyone, not just law enforcement but also medical responders. it sounds like a nightmare that he and she went through even after they were -- got out of that vehicle. >> he still shivers in pain when he thinks about that incident. he really was quite critical,
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not just of the authorities and the doctors but also of the people in general. he said for about 20, 25 minutes, once they were chucked out of that bus, they were just lying there. people would walk by, there were these three-wheeler rickshaws that would drive by, and no one would stop to help them for about 25 plnts. finally, someone did call the police, the police showed up, and the police started discussing amongst themselves over what jurisdiction this would be under. and then he was also very critical of the doctors as well, of not getting adequate treatment at the right time, anderson. >> i appreciate your reporting. thank you very much. >> such a disturbing case. we're going to continue to fallfall fall falloyo it. >> up next, a massive crowd on hand. the syrian president calls the opposition terrorists. his first speech in month. more on his speech ahead and the plea for zaidoun, who was last
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welcome back. we have been reporting on some for more than a year repeatedly risked his life by talking to us on this broadcast. defy agdictator. someone whose voice we have determined should still be heard. zaidoun is his name. our voice of the syrian revolution. he hasn't been seen since december 15th. his family says she hhe has bee taken by secret police. first, bashar al assad's first speech since june. it was a bizarre moment. they said they're the enemies of the people, the enemies of god. he was swarmed by supporters even as shelling continued during the speech. the syrian leader saying he will not step down. the u.n. said more than 60,000 syrians have been killed in the past two months.
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zaidoun told us time and time again when we would speak to him over this past year, he wanted the world to know what was happening inside his country. his family said in mid-december, secret police came to his home and arrested him. they believe that zaidoun and his brother are being held in a facility in damascus notorious for torture and abuse. his cousin who lives in the united states has created a facebook page to demand their release in the hopes that someone inside the syrian regime will listen. i spoke with zaidoun's cousin about the ordeal her family is going through. take a look. when was the last time you spoke to him? >> i spoke to him four days before he was detained. we always worked together. he was into helping others, and there was one field hospital that he was pretty much responsible for, so anytime he needed help, medical supplies, or even in terms of financial help, he would ask me and then we would communicate on how to get that to him.
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so i spoke to him four days before he was detained. >> the thing -- i mean, i have never met himent, but i feel like i spent a lot of time with him, just talking to him on the phone or talking to him on the air. and i have just been struck by his extraordinary courage. this is a man who could have stayed silent. he could have not spoken up. he could have not used his name. he wanted his name to be used. he wanted to put a name to his voice. has he always been this man of courage? >> he has been that kind of person from the beginning. he's very outspoken. he's very vocal, and like you mentioned, when i talked to him about, you know, going on cnn the first time, like please don't use your name. he's like, no, we're not going to be afraid anymore. i want to use my name and i want to be out there. i want the whole world to know what's going on. >> he said to me at one point for the first time in his life, he feels like he has a voice. to me, that was an extraordinary thing that i thought about a lot
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since he said it. >> it was powerful. i heard it and i was in tears because it's very true. being syrian, although i'm living the virtual revolution here, but i can connect to that. whenever i talk about syria, i feel like my heart is jumping, and it's so empowering what is happening. and for him to be part of it, and to be able to speak his mind on tv or on media for the first time, it's very powerful. >> how fearful are you about -- about zaidoun right now? >> i'm very, very fearful because i know because he's been so peaceful and pro-peaceful revolution and the regime fears the intellectual people who are that way. >> and zaidoun's daughter, i know, posted a christmas message to her dad. i wanted to play it. >> december 24th, 2012. dear papa, i miss you so much. tomorrow, it's the christmas,
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but we will not celebrate. i want a christmas tree. daddy, where are you now? mama told us that you are traveling from one place to another. i will tell you three important things. i am the second in my class now. julia and i miss you. dana is better than julia, but she will be -- p.s., we miss you so much and merry christmas. >> does she know what happened? >> she does not. she mentioned in the letter, her mom told her he was traveling to look for a better place for them, a safer place, and it's heartbreaking, very emotional to see that video and think about them. you know, i played with her three years ago when i was in syria. >> how are they?
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>> they're okay. for quikids, they miss their da. they don't know the full picture. they don't understand what is happening. they just know they need their dad. >> thank you very much. we hope this helps and we'll continue to focus on zaidoun. >> thank you. >> current opposition activists, 71 people were killed today in syria. we'll be right back. lose through diet and exercise, alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. let's fight fat with alli. ♪ the battle of bataan, 1942. [ all ] fort benning, georgia, in 1999. [ male announcer ] usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto-insurance quote.
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ah, yes, it's time for the ridiculist. today, we have yet another modern day fable that proves there's perhaps no deeper relationship than one forged between a man and his sandwich. in a subway in florida, a customer ordered a cheese steak and ran into a problem when it came to the condiments. thus came the battle between customer and subway specialist. >> i told him american cheese, catchup, cheese, and onions. >> i never put catchup on anybody's sandwich.
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>> a conundrum, no? they should have taken a deep breath, asked themselves rng what would jared do? instead, he said he didn't want the cheese steak without ketchup. and that's when things went all $5 foot-wrong. >> that's when i fell off the handle. >> he shoved a chair to the side, like knocked it down to come at me. i said, this is going to be serio serious. >> i said, let's fight like men. >> proving that the customer is always right, even if said customer wants ketchup on his cheesecake. why don't they have ketchup. what happened to good old fashioned ketchup. or as our subway sandwich artist points out, or should i say former subway sandwich artist, one could byok, particularly that one who happens to be in a wall nart. >> there's

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